Many Olympians call Park City home, including skier Lindsey Vonn who is often seen at Atticus Coffee (atticustea.com) and Java Cow (javacowparkcity.com) For the ice cream. The food scene here is impressive for a small town. Cross several continents in a few days between the gastronomic newcomer Courchevel Bistro (courchevelbistro.com), Asian fusion hotspot Wahso (wahso.com) and Australian breakfast at Five5eeds (five5eeds.com). For the experience of the American West, order the trio of wild game – buffalo, deer and elk – at Riverhorse on Main (riverhorseparkcity.com).
Business is booming for small local businesses such as chocolatier Ritual Chocolate (ritualchocolate.com). “Our cafe in Park City has had its best summer ever,” says chocolatier Robbie Stout, who recently opened a second larger factory and cafe in nearby Heber Valley to increase production. Ritual makes the best mocha in town and is part of our morning ritual. Take home a few chocolate bars aged in bourbon casks or infused with juniper lavender.
When the United States opens its borders to the British (slated for November), Park City can deliver that distant winter vacation that many dream of. Its first settlers in the 1860s came for the money, but today you come for the snow – and much more.
How to do
There are daily flights from London to Salt Lake City (a 25-minute drive from Park City), connecting via Dallas with British Airways (ba.com), via Chicago with United (united.com) and via Atlanta with Delta (delta.com).
Skiers can stay in St Regis Deer Valley (marriott.co.uk; double from £ 396) or Goldener Hirsch (goldenerhirsch auberge.com; double from £ 263) for ski-to-door access to Deer Valley. Snowboarders may want to opt for Waldorf Astoria Park City (waldorfastoriaparkcity.com; double from £ 662).